Trail Mix

Backpacking gifts for under $30 that don’t suck

Backpacking gifts for under $30 that don’t suck

So someone you love is a backpacker, huh? First, you have my condolences. Speaking from experience, they can be a picky bunch. But now you want to come up with a great gift to maybe help them enjoy their hikes a little more. Good news! I'm going to give you five...

What sleeping pad should you use?

What sleeping pad should you use?

Hey friends, With the recent snow, I'm probably packing it in for the rest of the year on overnight hikes so I was starting to store some gear for the winter and figured I'd do a quick review of some pieces as I put them away. So, let's take a look at maybe the least...

Glen Onoko Falls: It’s worth it

Glen Onoko Falls: It’s worth it

Hey hikers! When I think of iconic Northeastern Pennsylvania hikes there are a few that come to mind. Ricketts Glen is certainly one, with its Falls Trail. The Appalachian Trail in the Delaware Water Gap (although not technically NEPA) is another. And Glen Onoko Falls...

TRAIL MIX: Would you pay to hike?

TRAIL MIX: Would you pay to hike?

Hey gang, This is a fascinating read and maybe something to watch. Wyoming is considering charging a fee to hike. Their reasons are legit. This is a quick excerpt from a story in Backpacker Magazine, and I'll put the link to it below. “We don’t have enough miles to...

Gear review: Altra Superior 3.5 trail runners

Gear review: Altra Superior 3.5 trail runners

It was cold, windy and rainy when I got up Saturday morning, looking for something to do. I could clean. Yeah, right. I could just watch a little TV. Meh. Alright it's crappy outside, but I got a shiny brand new pair of trail runners I've been dying to check out so I...

Considering a candidate’s environmental record

Considering a candidate’s environmental record

It's maybe my favorite holiday. It might not actually be a holiday but it should be. Election Day is Nov. 6 and unless you've been living in a tent for the past two years (That's friggin' super cool if you have been), you've certainly heard how important this election...

What the heck are cairns and why should you care?

What the heck are cairns and why should you care?

If you've spent any time walking around the woods in Northeastern Pennsylvania, you've probably seen these. On your first encounter, you've likely probably also wondered what the heck is this. "Why is there a pile of rocks in the middle of the trail? And hey, look,...

Hiking Eales Preserve

Hiking Eales Preserve

It was supposed to be a business park. Nothing against business parks, but what became of the 2,200 acres on Moosic Mountain is really a Northeastern Pennsylvania treasure. The Dick and Nancy Eales Nature Preserve is a spectacular hunk of land that's home to a bunch...

Coming up: Review of a great hiking app

Coming up: Review of a great hiking app

Hey friends, I just wanted to give you a quick heads up about something coming on Sunday in the Life & Times section of The Sunday Times. Illustrator and columnist Kevin O'Neill is offering his weekly Insights column, and this time it's about  - you guessed it -...

Chad Sebring

About Me

Chad is the news editor at The Times-Tribune. He has been a journalist for roughly 20 years, making the all-too-common jump from beer truck driver to journalist in the mid-90s.